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Whether serving the food and drink needs of consumers or sourcing ingredients and raw materials, success in the food industry depends on keeping abreast of the latest market trends in the Asia Pacific region.

Nestlé’s Asia chief admits errors in India

The head of Nestlé’s business in Asia has admitted the company has made mistakes in the way it has approached the India market by ignoring consumers in the country’s massive...

Adoption of western style products in ready-to-drink market

Oystar sees surge for iced coffee drinks in Japan

Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.

Nutritional food labels not working in New Zealand, says study

A new study from New Zealand has found that nutritional food labels in use under the country’s daily intake system of labelling are not as effective as once thought and...

Australians give marks for beer advertising

From the legendary “matter of fact, I’ve got it now” Vic Bitter ads to the notorious Toohey’s Dry “tongue” commercial, the history of Australian TV beer advertising is long and...

Brand owners embracing stand-up pouches

Canned soup in decline across Europe and Australia

Canned soup is in decline due to its metal food can packaging, says Euromonitor International.

China-based expert to support pork exports

Environment secretary Owen Paterson is expected to announce the appointment of a full-time agricultural expert in Beijing early in the New Year to assist with growing UK food exports to...

Obesity is a weighty issue for almost 1bn in developing world

The number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries has ballooned from some 250m in 1980 to almost a billion today, with Indians forming a huge chunk of this number.


Emerging market dairy customers 'setting a standard': Tetra Pak

The once clear divide between the technological demands of dairy manufacturers in developed and emerging markets has become increasingly blurred, Tetra Pak’s VP of technologies and service products has claimed....

Tea-loving China quickly moving towards instant coffee gratification

With coffee consumption of little more than two cups per year per person, according to latest figures, China presents a clear opportunity for manufacturers of the beverage as European and...

China’s meat market value to soar in spite of lowering consumption

While China’s meat consumption growth rate has been slowing over the past decade, the rise in its value will continue at a rapid pace, according to Rabobank.

Aussies now prefer mulling over wine and adopting new booze brands

Australia is now a nation of booze browsers as consumers there become less tied to the brands they know well and are starting to look wider for new names and...

FoodNavigator's 2013 news quiz

So you think you know all there is to know about the European food industry in 2013? Let us put your knowledge to the test with our news quiz!

New info details size of potential Chinese export market for US supplements

New information released by the US-China Health Products Association gives insight into the massive export opportunity that awaits US dietary supplement manufacturers.  A high proportion of Chinese consumers buy health...

Red Bull targets China for expansion (UPDATED)

Red Bull is planning to roll out its best-selling energy drink in China after gaining the necessary permissions, and is building an office in Shanghai, a spokesperson told FoodNavigator-USA. The...

Social climbers: Aussies plump for premium chocolate

Lindt, Ferrero and artisanal chocolatiers could be set to profit from thriving demand for premium chocolate in Australia, market analysts Leatherhead Food Research say.

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy...

Australian winemakers reeling under supermarket domination

Australian winemakers have come out punching against the country’s dominant supermarket chains with a new action plan framed to move the wine industry towards greater profitability. 

Guest article

What is the functional food magic number? Why, 0.84 of course…

At what point are consumers prepared to purchase fortified or functional foods and drinks? That’d be 0.84 according to the fortified/functional (FF) curve. Say what?...Euromonitor International analyst Diana Cowland explains...

One-third of Philippines’ total aquaculture hit by Haiyan

Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has said, calling for prompt and sustainable...

'Mood foods' are on the rise, says Mintel

Consumers are looking for foods and drinks that influence how they feel, whether that’s a drink that helps them sleep, or an indulgent ice cream. Mintel’s global food science analyst...

Brekky champions and cereal offenders: Oz tastes in breakfast food ads

A tall teenaged boy kisses mum goodbye. Surfing at sunrise. Hypnotising taste. Nutritious energy. Superfood. Supermum. Stupid dad. And a public scale that weighs women as “Fabulous”. Yes, it’s breakfast...

Olive oil war heats up in Australia

Australian olive oil importers have taken the Australian Olive Association (AOA) to the competition watchdog over the industry body’s recent criticism towards olive oil imports. 

Australians prepared to pay more for eco-labelled veggies

Australian consumers have shown a strong willingness to pay more for eco-labelled vegetables, while indicating supermarkets should favour environmentally-responsible suppliers, according to new research.

Confidence rebounding: China's top 10 food brands

Branding agency Millward Brown has unveiled its fourth BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands league table. The company claims the list has become the “definitive annual study of brand valuation...

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BakeryandSnacks launches Milling & Grains

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